About Milt Shook

A writer with more than 45 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

Rights Are Important; Know What They Are

Let’s talk about rights… I feel like we have to do this because a lot of people don’t seem to understand the concept very much. Their biggest puzzlement seems to revolve around the concept that everyone – all 320 million … Continue reading

It’s Not Just Trump… The Entire GOP Fails at Governing; Look at the Record

I wrote the previous update of this article just before the 2018 election, the first of two “Blue Tsunami” elections, but I like keeping this on the record. After all, it is important to make sure everyone has access to … Continue reading

Use Your Vote Wisely…

One of the worst aspects of having Donald Trump as “president” come with his and his cronies’ tendency to ignore reality in favor wishful thinking over actual facts. This should surprise no one, really; faith in bullshit is the stock-in-trade … Continue reading

Expecting the Impossible…

If we learn nothing else from the mistake we made with the 2016 election, the main lesson should be that we can’t take government for granted, especially the federal government. The damage that has been done by two of the … Continue reading

Screaming is NOT a Political Strategy – Stick to Sanity

I want to ask a very simple question to start this exercise… If you think tearing down the other candidates on your side is a winning strategy, I’d like you to show me that’s true. I’m serious; when was the … Continue reading

The GOP Has No Principles Left…

One of the most-used tropes in the right-wing’s arsenal, along with their “strict constitutionalist” nonsense (as if any of them have read enough of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention to know what anyone working on the Constitution thought at … Continue reading

Too Much “Winning”?

Back when he was running for president in 2015-2016, one of Donald J. Trump’s most popular boasts was that, as “president,” the United States would be “winners” so often that we would get tired of winning. He won through a … Continue reading

Surviving Covid-19 With the Clown King in Charge

We always knew it was a possibility. We knew that, over a four-year term, it was possible that some sort of potential disaster would rear its ugly head and Donald J. Trump would bee forced to show everyone his high … Continue reading

How to Build a Progressive Government

So many people are demanding that “Attorney General” Bill Barr resign, it’s actually cracking me up a little. It makes me wonder how many of them have been conscious over the past 25 years or so of Republican politics. Don’t … Continue reading

Beating Trump Should Be Easy

It is definitely silly season when it comes to politics. I’m actually tired to hearing that Democrats will have a difficult time beating Trump later this year. This is being told to me by people who claim to be political … Continue reading